Awards and Recognition

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U.S. News & World Report Awards

Best Online Programs
U.S. News & World Report determines its rankings based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.


Best Buy Online recognizes several UW-Platteville degree programs as "Best Buys," indicating a school delivers high-quality distance degrees at tuition and fees below the national average.

Recognized for Affordable Distance Learning analyzes online degree programs from more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities across the nation. AC Online recognizes schools that not only provide a top-tier education in an online format, but hire outstanding faculty and cultivate an administrative support system to facilitate student success.

Create a Career

Top Choice for an Affordable Education
Create a Career informs prospective online students of the vast array of notable schools that offer an affordable education. Rankings were awarded based on quality of the degree program, types of classes offered, other notable rankings, the school’s overall reputation, and the school’s reputation regarding online education.

Criminal Justice Master’s Tops in the Nation selects schools based on its dedication to online education, graduate course selection, and academic and career services that are provided.



Online Criminal Justice Garners Top Rankings
Value Colleges directs prospective students to online degree programs at accredited, respected universities and colleges who make an excellent education affordable.

Super Scholar Smart Choice

Online Criminal Justice Programs Receive Top Rankings
Super Scholar’s Smart Choice for Best Online Programs evaluates all regionally accredited online criminal justice programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Rankings are based on academic quality, flexibility, accessibility, affordability, return on investment, awards, and recognition.


Nonprofit Colleges Online

Online Programs Garner Top Spots in Students Before Profit Rankings’s rankings are designed to help prospective students make a smart choice about where to invest their time and money in earning their online degree. Schools and programs are evaluated based on publicly available information about accreditation, academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field, and cost.

Online Programs Ranked Among Top Schools’s rankings are designed to help prospective students make a smart choice about where to invest their time and money when choosing to pursue their degree online. Schools and programs are evaluated based on the most recent and publicly available information including accreditation from the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC), the world’s leading association for project management professionals.

Project Management Institute®

Globally Accredited for Project Management
UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Project Management degree program is among a select few worldwide globally accredited by the Project Management Institute®. UW-Platteville has also been a Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute since 2001.

Other accolades for the online Master of Science in Project Management program: 

  • 2013 North American James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award
  • Instructor a member of the Board of Directors of PMI, the world’s largest association for project managers
  • 2011, 2008 Kerzner Award administered by PMI
  • 2009, 2007 PMI Student Paper of the Year Award 

*Global Accreditation Center logo a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Military friendly

Support for Our Service Members
G.I. Jobs Magazine's Military Friendly School designation means UW-Platteville is among the top 15 percent of schools nationwide doing the most to ensure the educational success of military service members, veterans, and spouses. 


Promoting Success Among Military Students
UW-Platteville is a top school in Military Advanced Education’s 2015 Guide to America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities which highlights institutions with policies that support our men and women in uniform. 


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